Prince William County Code
states in Article II. STORAGE. Sec. 22-20. Containers--Required;
(a) Each householder, commercial
establishment or person having refuse shall provide himself with approved
refuse containers adequate to contain the refuse generated at said
establishment which accumulates between periods of removal from the premises
and shall place and keep all refuse therein until disposal, except as
provided in section 22-19 relating to handling rubbish. It shall be unlawful
for any person to place refuse in any street, alley or any other public
place, or upon private property, whether owned by him or not, unless such
refuse is placed in an approved container, except that rubbish may be stored
as provided in section 22-19. Trash may not accumulate outside of
(b) Refuse containers and litter
receptacles shall be made of durable, watertight, rust-resistant material
and shall have close-fitting lids and handles to facilitate collection.
Refuse containers for residences and commercial establishments shall be of
not less than ten (10) gallons nor more than forty (40) gallons in capacity.
An exception can be made for size and capacity, if containers are designed
to be mechanically lifted by the collection vehicle. All containers must be
kept covered until removed from the premises by refuse removers or otherwise
disposed of as permitted by law.
Containers shall be kept in good
repair with tight fitting lids or doors and shall be free of cracks and
holes. Lids and doors shall be kept closed except when emptying.
(c) Refuse containers shall be
emptied at least once every seven (7) days or as necessary to prevent
overflowing or other nuisances created by prolonged containment
"It shall be unlawful for
any person to place refuse in any street, alley or other public place, or
upon private property, whether owned by him or not, unless such refuse is
placed in an approved container…Trash may not accumulate outside of
Refuse containers shall be made
of durable watertight, rust-resistant material and shall have close-fitting
lids and handles to facilitate collection …Misdemeanor punishable by a
fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $50.00…each day."
Southlake residents must
purchase trash cans. We recommend plastic trashcans with wheels, handles
and which are easily maneuverable around townhome buildings.
Do not store trash cans,
recycling bins and items (brooms, shovels, etc.) on front porches. Trash
cans and recycling bins are to be stored inside rear fence areas, except on
Trash Days (Monday and Thursday).
Do not place trash OR OTHER
DEBRIS on common areas. Trash must be placed in front of individual homes
Do not place or dump
plantings, tree and shrubbery cuttings and debris in the common areas.
Remove all trash cans and debris behind your fences.
Bind tree cuttings in 4' lengths
for trash pickup.
Contact American Disposal at
703-368-0500 to contract for your trash pick up and for special trash
Prince William Health
District, Commonwealth of Virginia, has cited individual residents for
placing trash out in plastic bags.
RATS FEED ON TRASH left
uncontained and in plastic bags, animal feces, pet food, and wild bird food
(spilled on the ground) and harbor in tall grass, firewood and lumber - The
Health Dept. recommends you contain trash, pet feces and bird food; cut your
grass and elevate your firewood and lumber 8-12" off the ground.